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The Surgeon General’s Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking: What it Means to You: A Guide to Action for Families

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Featured Article

3 Ways to Address Teenage Motivation to Drink that Don’t Involve Scare Tactics

Courtesy of The Partnership at DrugFree.org

When someone – including a teenager – gets treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, it is standard practice to identify some of the reasons why they started using and the benefits they feel they get from these substances.   This helps them reduce shame and best identify their triggers and areas to focus on. Among the research, most reasons for using alcohol fall into a few broad categories such as mood or personality enhancement, social reasons, and coping reasons. Reviewing personal motivations for using alcohol is often an “ah-ha” experience for the person seeking help but it needs to be handled with care as there is the potential in such a discussion to make alcohol use seem more appealing.

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